New concepts on the role and involvement of public and private parties, lead to novel views on organisation of the knowledge- and innovation system, with better focus on the power of regional development. The EFRO-project ‘Innovatiemotor Greenport Aalsmeer’ aims to stimulate the innovation in horticulture associated with the whole conglomerate of production, trade and knowledge in order to generate new business and reinforce international competition.
In support of this process, programme BO-28 will provide insight into:
- the progress in the development of the knowledge- and innovation system in the region around Aalsmeer by monitoring and evaluation interviews with persons and organisations parties involved. Lessons learned, internally as well as region transcending, and best practices will be documented in a state of the art monitoring report with recommendations and building blocks, contributing to a solid strategy for further development of the K&I system within the EFRO-project.
- Possibilities for cooperation between existing research organisations and Centres of Expertise (CoE’s) will be assessed. Momentarily, CoE’s are autonomously developing commercial R&D divisions, where students perform research for trade and industry. It will be investigated how other organisations relate to this development and what opportunities, bottle necks and recommendations there are for cooperation in order to reinforce the knowledge- and innovation system.